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CBS
Nov 10, 2012 6:00pm PST
resignation of c.i.a. director david petraeus. bob orr has the latest. with tens of thousands still suffering from super storm sandy, a volunteer army pitches in to help. our tony guida watches them at work. >> i'm astound by the response from new york. >> axelrod: challenges facing china's new leaders. bill whitaker shows us just how far the country has come in a single generation. and take a look at the latest muscle car. you won't believe whose muscle created it. priya clemens introduces us to the design team. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod. we are learning more tonight about the investigation that led to the abrupt resignation of c.i.a. chief and retired four-star general david petraeus. petraeus admitted to an affair and submitted his resignation to president obama, and now it turns out, it was the f.b.i. that discovered the relationship was with his biographer. homeland security correspondent bob orr is standing by in washington tonight. good evening, bob. >> reporter: good evening, jim. well, david petraeu
MSNBC
Nov 11, 2012 12:00pm PST
general david petraeus of the c.i.a. we are hearing new reaction from top officials in washington, d.c. today. nbc news white house correspondent mike viquiera joining me live now. vic, what are we learning today? >> there's a lot of back and forth and a lot of it has to do not only with the shocking incident that came to light late friday afternoon and the fallout on capitol hill. there are some angry members of both the house and senate on the intelligence committee as it relates to the whole benghazi investigation. let's go through the timeline quickly, shall we? >> james clapper, who was nominally the head of, the boss of the collector of central intelligence, until friday, that was david petraeus, learned about this investigation into these emails that were described as harassing emails that were sent from paula broadwell to another woman. he learned about them on election day, on tuesday. on wednesday, he notified the white house. on thursday morning, the national security adviser, tom donovan, made the president aware, general petraeus was here, the former general, retired
FOX News
Nov 11, 2012 3:00am PST
dropping out or at least postponing. general david petraeus and secretary of state hillary clinton, skipping out because of scheduling conflicts. will we get any answers. >> two weeks since superstorm sandy and home owners are going after the power company themselves. how might that turn out? >> and the so-called fat tax, not holding much weight. the law that was supposed to save people has an unexpected side effect, it kills business. "fox & friends" on 11-11-12 starts right now. ♪ >> good morning, everyone, it's veterans day and we honor everyone for their service today. all of our hard working men and women in the military. so we will be talking about them. >> yes. >> and it used to be called what? >> armiist day. >> one man wished we weren't talking about his shady past. as of right now. david petraeus after resigning on friday is not set to testify at senate or house hearings on benghazi this week. he may be compelled to. he has not been asked to by other, the house or the senate committees. one would hope he would be compelled to testify. >> alisyn: correct me if i'm wrong,
ABC
Nov 10, 2012 11:30pm EST
in connection with the resignation of david petraeus. >> now the focus is on the alleged mistress and a harassment claim investigated by the fbi. richard, the woman at the center of thisthat is right. she is david petraeus's biographer. she is a 40-year-old army officer with a husband and two children who spent more than a year interviewing him for her book. broadwell was sending harassing e-mail's to petraeus's associates including another woman. >> the fbi was investigating her -- his biographer. >> it ended up being difficult for both of us. >> it began after one or more complaints from petraeus's associates. abc news says in the course of their investigation they discovered e-mail. >> it is a tragedy for the nation, a tragedy for the organization, a tragedy for the petraeus family. >> the fbi was initially concerned that security had been breached. but petraeus and broadwell were simply having an affair, irresponsible behavior in the view of some subordinates. >> if they found out you were having an affair, they could use that against you. >> sometimes it is sad what people do in
NBC
Nov 11, 2012 6:00pm EST
ahead of the oakland raiders. pasqlus -- >> david petraeus. what his departure means on capitol hill. >> you are watching wbal-tv 11. >> live, local, and late- breaking, this is 11 news at 6:00. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> the sudden resignation of cia director david petraeus over an extramarital affair has sent shock waves through washington. the ripple effect is being felt on capitol hill, where they are getting ready to hold hearings on the deadly attack on the american consulate in libya. david petraeus conducted his own investigation. top lawmakers say they want to know what petraeus knows. >> if the general does testify, it will be as a civilian. as president obama saluted veterans at arlington national cemetery -- >> thank you. to honor you. >> washington was consumed with the fall of one of the nation's most celebrated military heroes -- cia director and former general david petraeus step down over an extramarital affair. >> it was like a lightning bolt. >> personal e-mails at be
NBC
Nov 11, 2012 6:30pm EST
resignation of cia director david petraeus. >>> money trail. new concerns about whether millions in donations are actually reachg families left shattered by sandy. tonight, our nbc news investigation. >>> moment of crisis at one of the most trusted institutions in the world. explosive allegations against a popular tv star, now a shake-up all the way at the top. >>> reunited, separated during the storm, we're there for the emotional moments when families find the pets they thought were lost forever. >>> and paying tribute to those who served and those who continue to serve. tonight, honoring our nation's heroes on this veterans day. >>> good evening. the fallout from the surprise resignation of cia director david petraeus after admitting to an extramarital affair has taken two tracks tonight. first with the bombshell landing just days after the presidential election, there is a growing course of questions from lawmakers about exactly when petraeus's affair was discovered and who in washington was told about it. then there's the fbi investigation that inadvertently exposed the whole t
CW
Nov 10, 2012 10:00pm PST
petraeus. cbs reporter bob orr on the fbi's investigation. >> reporter: sources say cia director david petraeus was never the target of an fbi investigation. but when his name surfaced in another probe, agents became concerned that petraeus or his e-mail accounts may have been compromised. it all began a few months ago when a female acquaintance of the cia director received a series of harassing e-mails. which apparently referenced petraeus. the woman who sources say is not a government official notified the fbi. federal agents quickly traced those e-mails back to petraeus' biographer paula broadwellment it then revealed evidence of the extramarital affair including numerous cryptic e- mails between the retired four star general and broadwell. she spent time with petraeus in afghanistan doing research for her book "all in -- the education of general david petraeus." last february on a tour, the married mother of two children made this comment -- >> i'm not in love with david petraeus but i think he does represent a terrific role model for people, men and women no matter what. >> report
NBC
Nov 10, 2012 5:30pm PST
war hero. new details about what led cia director david petraeus to abruptly resign. tonight the e-mails and the fbi investigation that set off a shocking chain of events. >>> we have a winner. four days after the election, the counting is finally over in florida. more than a decade after bush versus gore, a lot of folks are wondering what's the matter with the sunshine state. >>> power struggle. nearly two weeks since the superstorm, tensions boil over as hundreds of thousands remain without power. >>> day of honor for the brave young girl who inspired millions with her message of empowerment. a worldwide show of support for malala. >>> and lessons from lincoln. >> by the people, for the people. >> as our nation's 16th president hits the big screen. >>> good evening. we have learned a great deal more today about what led to yesterday's abrupt resignation of cia director david petraeus. the highly decorated retired general and former war commander stepped down after admitting to an extramarital affair exposed during the course of an fbi investigation. tonight we have learned petrae
MSNBC
Nov 11, 2012 4:00am PST
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CNN
Nov 11, 2012 2:00pm PST
that led to david petraeus losing his job, so do the questions. >> i have questions about the whole matter. >> reporter: like who knew when into the complaint that paula broozwell sent harassing e-mails to a source close to petraeus. james clapper learned of the investigation in a phone call from the fbi on election night. it's it's unclear when the fbi probe began. >> it seems that this was going on for several months and yet now it appears that they are saying that the fbi didn't realize it until election day. gener it just doesn't added a up. >> reporter: why weren't key lawmakers told sooner. >> are you going to investigate why the fbi didn't notify you before? >> yes. this could have an effect on national security. we should have been told. >> reporter: house majority leader eric cantor said an fbi leader told him about petraeus possible affair and possible security breach in october after the investigation began. a u.s. official says the general's communications were never compromised and he was never the target of the investigation. another issue, petraeus stepped down days b
ABC
Nov 11, 2012 4:00am PST
his job. david kerley has new information about david petraeus' extramarital affair came to light. >> reporter: we're learning stung details about this scandal. it was an affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell. broad we'll had access to petraeus. >> i they trusted me. i got to know his family and e his mentors. >> reporter: confirmed as cia director more than a year ago. several sources tell abc news that it was an e-mail that unravelled the affair. couple of months ago, a woman in the tampa area, with a association with david petraeus, received a strange and harassing e-mail which launched the investigation. the e-mail was traced back to the computer of paula broadwell. but what agents found instead of a account were salacious e-mails between petraeus and broadwell. >> there had been rumors between him and broadwell for some time. but, frankly, i didn't believe them and neither did just about anybody else i knew. he just didn't seem the type. >> reporter: martha raddatz reports that some of his afghanistan staff worried about how it looked with broadwell spend
FOX News
Nov 10, 2012 7:00pm EST
of david petraeus's departure. it is a day after the four-star general ended his career . he quit because he had an extra marital affair and now we know more about the fbi investigation that led to the discovery of the woman he was with. we reported that she is biographer paula broadwell. during that process her name came up. and all of this information coming to light on just days before the hearing on benghazi, libya terrorist attack. former cia director david petraeus was set to testify. now he has not on the list. it has law makers questioning. peter king said testimony from petraeus is essential to understanding what went wrong in benghazi. he was on fox news earlier today. >> i was not told and the chairman of the intelligence committee was supposed to be told. my understanding they were not told about it and the fib fub said it didn't involve terrorism or intelligence. >> and molly what was the fbi looking at. >> harris, the fbi discovered the bigrapy paula broadwell had acess to the personal e-mail account and they monitored his e-mail although he was not under investigati
NBC
Nov 11, 2012 6:00am PST
david petraeus, the relationship with his biographer, the investigation, and what all of this means when it comes to the probe into that attack in benghazi. the general's form er spokesman speaks out to nbc news in his only tv interview. >>> deadly explosion -- at least two people killed. dozens of homes damaged after a massive blast overnight in indianapolis. what went wrong? >>> and "twilight." the final film opening in just days. the love story about vampires and werewolves, why has it turned so many fans into crazed beasts? we'll take a bite out of that story today, sunday, november 11, 2012. >>> and welcome to "today" on this sunday morning, veterans day. i'm erica hill. >>> and i'm lester holt. today is an important day to honor those who served in our armed forces. you're looking it at the tomb of the unknown at arlington national cemetery. the president will lay a wreath there later on this morning. >>> one of america's most decorated veterans, david petraeus, is behind closed doors today, two days after his stunning resignation of cia director. it began as an investigation
NBC
Nov 10, 2012 11:00pm EST
have questions about former cia director david petraeus' resignation. where they will be looking for answers. and a computer expert gets a sentence for his role of leaking a confidential document. more on that from vatican city. >> the ravens hoping for a big win over the raiders. a preview of tomorrow's game. >> when you think about the fact of what they have going for them at home, they are playing the raiders to are as deep as can be. their top running back is not available -- who are as beat up as can be. their top running back is not available. the ravens at home have won 14 consecutive. you have to like their chances to mark. however, there is a man, the less chance of success -- he is not one to forget. >> he is one o f those underrated quarterbacks can make every throw. we all saw it at the cincinnati. i remember vividly games i thought we had won and carson palmer got in his roof. >> the key for the ravens is not to overlook the raiders. next week ago on the road. need to make sure they take care of business sunday. >> i know. elite the weather will be good. -- at least the
NBC
Nov 11, 2012 6:00pm EST
unfold in the resignation of general david petraeus. new details tonight about a second woman that led to the fbi investigation. >>> veterans day commemorations across the country. how thousands in our area honored members of the armed forces today. >>> and good evening, everyone. i'm jim rosenfield. there were events all over the d.c. area today to honor our war heroes. the president began the day laying a wreath at the tomb of the unknown solder in arlington. he thanked all military members for their service and said their contributions would not be forgotten. derek ward has a look at some of the other ways the area paid tribute to our veterans today. >> reporter: wheelchairs lined up with military precision awaiting this morning muster, a solemn wreath laying ceremony at the wreath laying ceremony on a day we pause to give them thanks. >> i really appreciate them doing this for us. >> on behalf of the boy scouts of america, i present this flag. >> reporter: older veterans would like be proud of this scouts biking to all the veterans memorial sites offer their gifts of gratitude.
FOX News
Nov 11, 2012 10:00am EST
, thank you. the hearings will be held later this week. david petraeus was supposed to testify. we'll have to see if indeed he ever does. embassador, thank you. >> thank you. >> for more, we will speak live with chris wallace later about his interview with california senator diane feinstein. she'll weigh in on the petraeus resignation and what it means for the hearings into the libya attack. >>> back to the budget. the capital, politics, and the fiscal cliff. there's a decision taking place between the white house and congress. this week, president obama has actually invited congressional leaders to the white house to discuss a way to avoid the fiscal cliff. that's massive automatic tax increases and spending cuts that will kick in at year's end unless a deal is reached. let's find out if that's possible. john fund, national review magazine and coauthor of who's counting. >> thank you. >> start with asking about the president asking congressional leaders to come to the white house. a lot of people called for that. do you think we'll see bipartisanship? i better learn to say that becau
ABC
Nov 11, 2012 8:00am EST
about david petraeus' extramarital affair came to light. >> reporter: we're learning stunning details about this scandal. about a frighten e-mail that brought down david petraeus. it was an affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell. broadwell had access to petraeus. when he was running the war in afghanistan. >> they trusted me. i was able to get great access. i got to know his family and his mentors. >> reporter: confirmed as cia director more than a year ago. several sources tell abc news that it was an e-mail that unravelled the affair. a couple of months ago, a woman apparently in the tampa area, with a association with david petraeus, received a strange and harassing e-mail she not mied the fbi, which launched the investigation. the e-mail was traced back to the computer of paula broadwell. but what agents found instead of a compromised account, were salacious e-mails between petraeus and broadwell. >> there had been rumors of an affair between him and broadwell for some time. >> he has written a book about petraeus that will be released next year. >> but
NBC
Nov 10, 2012 5:00pm PST
from the scandal involving general david petraeus. we'll show you how the nba discovered the fair that ended his tenure. also, breaking ground in the south bay on a memorial aimed at those who served and died in the vietnam war. >>> and team oracle is back on bay area waters today. but this time, they were capsizing on purpose. we'll show you coming up. >>> we're learning more tonight about the unexpected resignation of cia director david petraeus. the retired general stepped down yesterday because of an extramarital affair. it was a breach of trust the general himself called unacceptable. nbc bay area's brian mooar has the story from washington. >> the sudden fall of cia chief david petraeus has washington asking how and why. and the woman suddenly in the spotlight, author paula broadwell, isn't saying. back in january, she was promoting her book on the general. >> he absolutely loves the agency, and i think it's a great place for him. >> broadwell, a west point graduate and arm reserve officer had close access to the cia director. federal agents are investigating whether she had
CBS
Nov 11, 2012 6:30pm EST
tonight to the saga of the former cia director, david petraeus who resigned on friday after they discovered evidence of the affair he was having. they are now demanding answers about why they were not kept more fully informed about the month-long investigation. >> david petraeus is a great leader, a great patriot. >> reporter: leaders of both parties had great praise on this veteran's day for one of the most decorated veteran, former cia director and retired army general david petraeus. >> general petraeus turned around a lot. >> reporter: his accomplishments is not what's outstanding. they agree that he simply had to go after the fbi uncovered an affair he was having with a 40-year-old westpoint graduate who wrote a biography on petraeus, which was published earlier this year. >> i can't believe it. but that's what it is. >> reporter: the fbi discovered petraeus' affair with her, while investigating claims from a second woman that broadwell was sending her second e-mails. that second woman has been identified as the 37-year-old woman who was the state department liaison to the m
CNN
Nov 10, 2012 4:00pm PST
. >>> more now on the downfall of the now former cia director david petraeus. u.s. government official is telling cnn the affair that caused petraeus' stepdown was first revealed through an fbi investigation. suzanne kelly has more now. suzanne? >> we now know from a u.s. official it was a complaint that paula broadwell, the woman who wrote the biography of general peatry was was sending harassing e-mails to another woman that prompted the fbi to investigate. also we know from that source that the investigation led to the discovery of e-mails between broadwell and petraeus that indicated the affair. that second woman hasn't been identified and the official we spoke with didn't know the nature of that woman's relationship with the former director. but more details are coming out about the time line of events and when u.s. officials were notified of the circumstances of this investigation. senior u.s. intelligence official tells cnn the fbi informed the director of national intelligence, james clapper, about the investigation on tuesday night, election night, just as some polls were begi
CBS
Nov 11, 2012 8:30am PST
enough, washington was rocked by the scandal involving c.i.a. chief david petraeus. we'll get the latest on petraeus and the chances of compromise on the financial argument from republican senator lindsey graham. we'll get insight on the pretty thinking from his top strategist, david axelrod. then we'll go to our all-star panel of analysts. peggy noonan of the ""wall street journal"." david gergen of harvard university. dee dee myers of "vanity fair." and our own john dickerson. election 2012 is in the bookes, but the story is just beginning. and this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning, again. on this veteran's day. and we begin with senator graham who is in clemson, south carolina. senator, thank you for coming. you are on the armed services committee, of course, so i want to start out with this out-of-the blue thunderbolt that hit washington friday concerning david petraeus the c.i.a. director. he resigned, saying he had exercised bad judgment and had an affair. cbs news and sev
ABC
Nov 11, 2012 7:00am PST
information about how general david petraeus' extramarital affair came to light. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, bianna, you're right. some rather stunning details about a frightening e-mail that brought down the director of the cia and general david petraeus. it was an affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell according to sources familiar with the investigation. broadwell had extraordinary access to petraeus when he was running the war in afghanistan. >> they trusted me, so i was able to get a lot of great access and i got to know his family and his mentors. >> reporter: confirmed as cia director more than a year ago -- >> i'll even give him my personal e-mail address. >> reporter: -- several sources tell abc news it was an e-mail that unraveled the affair. a couple of months ago, a woman apparently in the tampa area, with an association with petraeus and the military received a strange and harassing e-mail. she notified the fbi which launched the investigation. also worried that his official account had been compromised. the e-mail was traced back
CBS
Nov 11, 2012 6:00pm EST
>> tonight continuing fallout from the ris ig-- resignation of cii-- cia director david petraeus. congress returns this week but can it avoid the fiscal cliff? david martin outlines the budget cuts the pentagon is facing. california's vote for higher taxes for schools. carter evans talks to teachers and kids. >> we want to have a good life, we want to have great careers. >> jeff: and on this veteran's day lee cowan hears from parents who lost their only child to a man wearing an afghan army uniform. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor, two days after the abrupt resignation of cia director david petraeus more details are emerging about the chain of events that lead to his depar ture. we begin tonight with bob orr in washington. >> good luck, sir. >> reporter: sources say the down fall of cia director david petraeus was rooted in jealousy. the f business, uncovered evidence of an affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell after she sent harassing messages to another woman who broadwell thought was too close to petr
ABC
Nov 11, 2012 8:00am PST
our nation. >> and a shocking resignation. >> this news is truly stunning. >>> did david petraeus' extramarital affair compromise intelligence? >>> with washington still divided after tuesday's election, can the president and congress find common ground on the fiscal cliff, immigration and other big issues? we'll ask our headliners, the vice chair of the senate intelligence committee, republican saxby chambliss and the senator responsible to adding to the democrat majority, senator patty murray. >>> and our powerhouse round table, with representatives donna edwards and aaron schock, paul gigot, katrina vanden heuvel and greta van susteren. >>> hello, again. what a week in politics. with his victory in florida yesterday, president obama now has a sweep of the battlegrounds. 332 electoral votes. losing only indiana and north carolina from his 2008 total. the popular votes are still coming in. the president will come up about 8 million short of his 2008 tally. but, he's holding about 3 million advantage over mitt romney. we'll discuss how obama did and what's next for the gop and the governing cha
FOX
Nov 11, 2012 8:00am EST
. >>> more questions surrounding cia general david petraeus resignation. why it may not be a case of perfect timing. >>> the fiscal cliff deadline is approaching. what needs to be done to save you thousands of dollars? >> and the redskins rest up with the bye week, but there's no let-up on the talk of the season's bright spot. a review of robert griffin, ii; nine games in. >>> good morning. happy veterans day. the national holiday was originally established to honor americans who have served in world war i. today, it honors veterans of all wars for their patriotism and sacrifice for our country. there's a number of ceremonies being held in the dc region today. you're taking a live look right now at the world war ii memorial on the national mall. there will be a wreath-laying ceremony and performance by the united states air force band brass quintet beginning at 9:00 this morning. then at 11:00, a wreath will be laid at the tomb of the unknown at the arlington national cemetery. there will be a ceremony at the veterans memorial beginning at 1:00 p.m. >>> looks like the weather will
ABC
Nov 10, 2012 4:00pm PST
only north carolina. >>> the sudden resignation of david petraeus as head of the cia is still sending shockwaves through washington. he takes the blame for his own downfall. we have the response from washington. >> after nearly four decades in international affairs. it was an extramarital affair that brought david petraeus' distinguished career to a joltingen. to a statement to cia employees, he acknowledged it, confessing his extremely poor judgment. such behavior is unacceptable, he said, both as the husband and as a leader of an organization such as hours. >> if they found out about an extramarital affair, they could use it as blackmail against you. >> he has been married to his wife holly for 38 years. they have two children. they met as he was a cadet and she stood by him as he raced on the ranks up to four-star general. last year he resigned his commission and was sworn in as cia director. this is the other woman, paula broad well. 40-year-old wife and mother of two. she is david petraeus' official biog grapher. >> to get to know him he wanted to run with you. >> i thoug
FOX News
Nov 11, 2012 12:00pm EST
director david petraeus's resignation raising questions here in washington. what the intelligence committee is saying about her plans to investigate the affair that brought petraeus down approximate what it means for the libya hearing. more than 100,000 people without power in the wake of hurricane sandy. protests breaking out in new york, as the utility companies offer little guidance. we are live on the ground. honoring our armed service members, we will introduce you to the best charities helping our military and their family this is veterans day. i'm shannon bream, live from our nation's capitol. >> we are learning new details about the scandal that ended the public career of cia director david petraeus and how it could affect upcoming hearings about the benghazi investigation. the chair of the national intelligence committee says she did not received any -- receive any advance notice of this investigation. >> the senate intelligence committee received no advanced notice of any kind of investigation into director petraeus and chairwoman dianne feinstein said that finding out a
NBC
Nov 10, 2012 11:00pm EST
>>> reaction continues tonight following cia director david petraeus' resignation. new details about the e-mails that started it all. >>> good evening, everyone. nbc news is learning that a complaint against petraeus' biographer is what started the investigation. law enforcement officials say petraeus himself did nothing criminal and will not be investigated. darcy spencer's been gathering latest information for us tonight. darcy? >> reporter: jim, this is a complicated story. we're going to make it as simple as we can. sources tell nbc news the fbi recently began investigating complaints from a woman who said she'd been receiving harassing emails. that investigation led to the discovery of emails between petraeus and his biographer that indicated they were having an affair. retired general david petraeus resigns in disgrace from his post as head of the cia after acknowledging what he called unacceptable behavior. he admitted to cheating on his wife of more than 37 years, holley pa trahal holly petraeus. it involved an affair between petraeus and another woman who was not relat
CBS
Nov 10, 2012 11:00pm PST
ultimately brought down cia director david petraeus. bob orr on how an f.b.i. security check stumbled upon an extra marital affair. >> reporter: cia david petraeus was never the target of a probe but when he came up in another probe there were concern his e-mail was compromised. a woman received a series of harassing e-mails which referenced petraeus. she notified the f.b.i.. federal agents traced those e-mails back to petraeus's bio grapher. then there was evidence of an extra marital affair including numerous e-mails between petraeus and broadwell. broadwell spent time with him in afghanistan doing research for her book. all in, general petraeus. she's a married mother of two children. >> i'm not in love with him, but he does present a terrific role model for people. >> reporter: petraeus who is a married father of two publicly praised his wife holly during his senate hearing. >> she is an army wife, mother, and advocate for military families. i have been blessed to have her in my corner for 37 years and 23 moves and i appreciate the opportunity this afternoon to recognize her publi
ABC
Nov 11, 2012 6:30pm EST
the scandal surrounding david petraeus. as is reported, a woman by the name of jill kelley is believed to be the one to notify the f.b.i. and got an email from the biographer paula broadwell. >> at the top spy master david petraeus must have known something about clandestined operations but why couldn't keep his secret affair with paula broadwell under cover. the romance unraveled in a woman in california jill kelley who was familiar with broadwell and petraeus received a training and harassing email. she notified the f.b.i. that began an investigation worried that the official email account had been compromised. the trail led back to the computer of paula broadwell. yet it was not compromised security. but two people in a compromising position described as, quote human drama, including intimate transbe actions. >> there had been rumors between him and paula broadwell for some time and she didn't seem the type. >> friends know her not just for her good looks but good works. >> someone as busy as she is takes the time to help somebody like me, there's not much time left for ind
NBC
Nov 11, 2012 8:00am PST
david petraeus comes days before congressional hearings over the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. we'll get reaction this morning from capitol hill and the very latest reporting on this developing story from our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell, who broke the story friday afternoon. also the president and republicans get set to negotiate new taxes and spending cuts. is a breakthrough possible? >> i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. we've debated over and over again. and on tuesday night we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we're ready to be led. not as democrats or republicans but as americans. now, we want you to lead. >> where does it all go from sneer we'll ask democratic senator from new york chuck schumer and republican senator from oklahoma tom coburn. also we check in with cnbc's jim cramer, hear about the economic stakes should washington fail to avert fiscal disaster by the end of the year. plus, what is the future of the gop after a stinging defeat for romney and
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